Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL)
completed installation of secondary cockpit door restraints on all of its 338
aircraft on October 20, three days before its original target completion date
of October 23, 2001.
“Reinforcing cockpit doors is just one of several measures Continental has
made to enhance security both onboard the aircraft and at the airports,” said
a Continental Airlines spokesperson. “Thanks to the diligent efforts of our
team, Continental is one of the first carriers to complete the installation
providing an added level of security for our customers.”
Continental worked closely with the Federal Aviation Administration and
Boeing to develop effective secondary cockpit door restraints similar to a
crossbar or deadbolt, depending on the aircraft, to enhance security on all of
its aircraft in a short time frame.
Continental Airlines is the fifth largest airline in the U.S., offering
more than 1,900 departures daily to 122 domestic and 89 international
destinations. Operating hubs in Newark, Houston, Cleveland and Guam,
Continental serves more international cities than any other U.S. carrier,
including extensive service throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For
more information, visit continental.com .